The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 11 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 395 201 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.08% 6.48% 6.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.60% 19.71% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 100 93
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£438 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.73 £23.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.75 £42.40 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.04%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1431 1020 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.89% 32.88% 33.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 583 534
Average daily rate £385 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 29
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.23 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 154 £450 +16.12% 83
Cheshire +4 102 £420 +1.20% 52
Lancashire +6 74 £425 +15.64% 21
Merseyside -5 22 £350 +1.81% 9
Cumbria -7 14 £550 +15.78% 2
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 330 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (29.99%) JavaScript
3 186 (25.94%) HTML
4 172 (23.99%) Linux
5 168 (23.43%) Oracle
6 159 (22.18%) TDD
7 154 (21.48%) Web Services
8 143 (19.94%) .NET
9 137 (19.11%) J2EE
9 137 (19.11%) SQL
10 133 (18.55%) Spring
11 130 (18.13%) CSS
12 113 (15.76%) Git (software)
13 107 (14.92%) UNIX
14 102 (14.23%) Finance
15 98 (13.67%) SOAP
15 98 (13.67%) JSON
16 97 (13.53%) Python
17 95 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
18 92 (12.83%) REST
19 89 (12.41%) Scrum
20 81 (11.30%) XML
20 81 (11.30%) HTML5
21 78 (10.88%) SDLC
22 77 (10.74%) Security Cleared
23 75 (10.46%) MongoDB
23 75 (10.46%) AngularJS
24 73 (10.18%) Scala
25 72 (10.04%) SOA
26 71 (9.90%) WebSphere

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 71 (9.90%) WebSphere
2 70 (9.76%) JBoss
3 44 (6.14%) Node.js
4 42 (5.86%) Tomcat
5 25 (3.49%) Apache
6 23 (3.21%) Oracle Service Bus
7 21 (2.93%) IIS
8 19 (2.65%) WebLogic
8 19 (2.65%) SharePoint
9 18 (2.51%) nginx
10 17 (2.37%) CMS
11 16 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 15 (2.09%) Jetty
13 13 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 12 (1.67%) Confluence
15 10 (1.39%) Liferay
16 8 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.98%) Apache ServiceMix
17 7 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.98%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 10 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Project
3 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.28%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.28%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI-AP
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
3 29 (4.04%) IaaS
4 19 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (2.37%) Google App Engine
5 17 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.26%) SaaS
7 6 (0.84%) PaaS
8 4 (0.56%) GitHub
9 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.28%) Route 53
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.28%) Force.com
10 2 (0.28%) Boomi
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 67 (9.34%) Internet
2 54 (7.53%) HTTP
3 21 (2.93%) DHCP
4 20 (2.79%) FTP
5 19 (2.65%) Network Security
6 17 (2.37%) DNS
7 14 (1.95%) IPsec
7 14 (1.95%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.81%) SSL
9 11 (1.53%) SMTP
10 5 (0.70%) SNMP
11 4 (0.56%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.56%) Converged Networks
12 2 (0.28%) AMQP
12 2 (0.28%) SMS
12 2 (0.28%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.28%) SSH
12 2 (0.28%) Cisco IPT
12 2 (0.28%) Extranet
13 1 (0.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.46%) MongoDB
2 54 (7.53%) Oracle Database
3 50 (6.97%) SQL Server
4 48 (6.69%) Big Data
5 42 (5.86%) Relational Database
6 40 (5.58%) Hadoop
7 39 (5.44%) NoSQL
8 33 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 32 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (3.91%) MySQL
11 20 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (2.23%) RDBMS
13 15 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
16 10 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
18 8 (1.12%) Neo4j
19 7 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
20 6 (0.84%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 113 (15.76%) Git (software)
2 70 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 67 (9.34%) Subversion
4 54 (7.53%) Maven
5 43 (6.00%) JUnit
6 37 (5.16%) Eclipse
7 29 (4.04%) Ant
8 28 (3.91%) Cucumber
9 27 (3.77%) JIRA
10 21 (2.93%) Selenium
10 21 (2.93%) Gradle
11 19 (2.65%) Mercurial
12 16 (2.23%) Hudson
13 15 (2.09%) Visual Studio
14 14 (1.95%) SoapUI
15 11 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
16 10 (1.39%) ProC
17 8 (1.12%) LoadRunner
17 8 (1.12%) Eclipse RCP
18 7 (0.98%) JMeter
General
1 102 (14.23%) Finance
2 68 (9.48%) Banking
3 16 (2.23%) Retail
4 15 (2.09%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.28%) Marketing
7 2 (0.28%) Military
7 2 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.14%) Electronics
8 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.14%) Publishing
8 1 (0.14%) Avionics
8 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.14%) Billing
8 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 372 (51.88%) Developer
2 218 (30.40%) Java Developer
3 127 (17.71%) Architect
4 61 (8.51%) Technical Architect
5 40 (5.58%) Java Architect
6 37 (5.16%) Senior Developer
7 34 (4.74%) Consultant
8 33 (4.60%) Analyst
9 28 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
10 27 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (2.93%) Oracle Developer
12 20 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (2.65%) Front-End Developer
14 18 (2.51%) Technical Leader
15 17 (2.37%) Project Manager
15 17 (2.37%) Designer
16 16 (2.23%) Software Engineer
17 15 (2.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 14 (1.95%) Digital Architect
19 13 (1.81%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (25.94%) HTML
2 154 (21.48%) Web Services
3 143 (19.94%) .NET
4 137 (19.11%) J2EE
5 133 (18.55%) Spring
6 130 (18.13%) CSS
7 98 (13.67%) SOAP
7 98 (13.67%) JSON
8 92 (12.83%) REST
9 81 (11.30%) HTML5
9 81 (11.30%) XML
10 75 (10.46%) AngularJS
11 70 (9.76%) jQuery
12 69 (9.62%) Hibernate
13 57 (7.95%) RESTful
14 53 (7.39%) Middleware
15 42 (5.86%) Servlets
15 42 (5.86%) WSDL
16 40 (5.58%) CSS3
17 38 (5.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.91%) Visualisation
3 26 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (3.49%) User Experience
5 19 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.81%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.39%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.84%) Wiki
10 6 (0.84%) iPhone
11 5 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (0.70%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.56%) BYOD
12 4 (0.56%) DataPower
12 4 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.42%) Web 2.0
13 3 (0.42%) Telematics
13 3 (0.42%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 172 (23.99%) Linux
2 107 (14.92%) UNIX
3 70 (9.76%) Windows
4 38 (5.30%) Android
5 33 (4.60%) Mac OS X
6 30 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (3.35%) Apple iOS
8 18 (2.51%) Solaris
9 12 (1.67%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.98%) MVS
10 7 (0.98%) VME
11 6 (0.84%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.84%) AIX
12 5 (0.70%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.70%) CentOS
13 4 (0.56%) Debian
13 4 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (22.18%) TDD
3 95 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
4 89 (12.41%) Scrum
5 78 (10.88%) SDLC
6 72 (10.04%) SOA
7 63 (8.79%) OO
8 62 (8.65%) Open Source
9 59 (8.23%) OOP
10 56 (7.81%) DevOps
11 50 (6.97%) Mentoring
12 48 (6.69%) MVC
13 47 (6.56%) Software Engineering
14 45 (6.28%) Pair Programming
14 45 (6.28%) Configuration Management
15 44 (6.14%) E-Commerce
16 40 (5.58%) BDD
17 34 (4.74%) Waterfall
17 34 (4.74%) Unit Testing
18 32 (4.46%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 215 (29.99%) JavaScript
2 137 (19.11%) SQL
3 97 (13.53%) Python
4 73 (10.18%) Scala
5 65 (9.07%) Ruby
6 62 (8.65%) C#
7 43 (6.00%) C++
8 34 (4.74%) PL/SQL
9 31 (4.32%) C
10 29 (4.04%) Perl
11 28 (3.91%) R
12 27 (3.77%) Groovy
13 26 (3.63%) Shell Script
14 25 (3.49%) PHP
15 24 (3.35%) VB
16 21 (2.93%) PowerShell
17 19 (2.65%) XQuery
18 17 (2.37%) Objective-C
19 15 (2.09%) Bash Shell
20 13 (1.81%) FQL
Qualifications
1 77 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.86%) Degree
3 36 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.35%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.70%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.70%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.56%) ISEB
7 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CISA
10 1 (0.14%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.14%) CCA
10 1 (0.14%) OCP
10 1 (0.14%) OCA
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CRISC
10 1 (0.14%) OCAJ
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.46%) QA
2 9 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.14%) GAAP
System Software
1 18 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.95%) Docker
3 8 (1.12%) Squid
4 7 (0.98%) Xen
4 7 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.98%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.56%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 52 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (6.97%) Puppet
3 27 (3.77%) StatsD
4 15 (2.09%) Ansible
5 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.56%) Graphite
6 4 (0.56%) Munin
6 4 (0.56%) Nagios
7 3 (0.42%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.42%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.42%) Graylog
8 2 (0.28%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.14%) Oozie
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.14%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 168 (23.43%) Oracle
2 32 (4.46%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.32%) SAP
4 29 (4.04%) Teradata
5 27 (3.77%) IBM
5 27 (3.77%) Citrix
5 27 (3.77%) Tableau
6 25 (3.49%) Apigee
6 25 (3.49%) Mashery
7 20 (2.79%) Google
8 18 (2.51%) VMware
9 16 (2.23%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.95%) Sybase
11 11 (1.53%) Adobe
12 9 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.26%) TIBCO
12 9 (1.26%) Sitecore
13 8 (1.12%) Curam
13 8 (1.12%) webMethods
13 8 (1.12%) HP
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